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Income inequality and health: importance of a cross-country perspective

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This paper uses a unique dataset-containing information collected in 2006 on individuals aged 40-79 in 21 countries throughout the world to examine whether individual income, relative income in a reference group, and income inequality are related to health status across middle/low and high-income countries. The dependent variable is self-assessed health (SAH), and as a robustness check, activities of daily living (ADL) are considered. The focus is particularly on assumptions regarding an indi...

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Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
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Department of Economics
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Lund University, Sweden
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Department of Economics
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Lund University, Sweden
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Department of Economics
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University of Oxford
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Social Science & Medicine Journal website
Volume:
70
Issue:
6
Pages:
875-885
Publication date:
2010-03-05
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0277-9536
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uuid:3707a729-209d-49a8-9962-331887d39d41
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ora:4363

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